Good Gold wedding rings are crafted by hand using alluvial gold. That means the gold we use has been washed down from the mountains by rainwater and naturally deposited by rivers and oceans. It's collected by small-scale local miners, forged in New Zealand and made it into our beautiful and unique Good Gold rings.
over 97% of the gold used in commercial jewellery comes from exploitative mining practices
But as the saying goes, all that glitters is not gold – over 97% of the gold used in commercial jewellery comes from exploitative mining practices.
We know the havoc hard rock mining causes around the world. Gigantic pits and dumping tanks of cyanide are how companies extract gold from crushed rock. It can produce up to 20 tonnes of mining waste per ring.
Good Gold is different. By harnessing the power of water to naturally extract the gold, Good Gold uses gold that is as pure as it can possibly be. For the full story of our ethical gold, check out this blog post.